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5 of PR's leading women on what a female presidential nominee means to them

PRWeek asked five of the top women executives in PR how they feel about the Democratic Party picking a woman, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as its standard bearer. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 11:24 am PDT

Univision Communications' Mónica Talán to depart for education startup

Talán will leave Univision next month after eight years to join startup PreK12 Plaza. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 9:25 am PDT

ICF wins $4.8m CDC opioid abuse awareness campaign

ICF International was awarded a two-year, $4.8 million contract to reach those affected by prescription opioid abuse. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 8:30 am PDT

Facebook ad revenue rockets 63% to $6.24b

Mobile ad revenue continues to be Facebook's major source of revenue. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 8:20 am PDT

Clinton nomination was a seminal moment for every American

Whatever your political persuasion might be, Thursday's acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was a groundbreaking landmark for everyone in the United States - especially women. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 8:07 am PDT

Watch: Verizon challenges stereotypes of minority males

Its film highlights the Verizon Innovative Learning program, which brings tech and STEM education to minority males in underserved schools and communities. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 7:12 am PDT

Adland's 39 best tweets about the Democratic convention

CEOs, digital strategists, and creative directors put in their two cents on Twitter about the DNC in Philly. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 6:55 am PDT

Reddit users freak out over plan to let brands sponsor posts

"It's so frustrating watching this website die," wrote a commenter. "Good thing I have Lunesta to give me a good nights sleep to melt the stress away." Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 6:47 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The need-to-know DNC stories for PR pros on Friday morning, 7.29.2016

DNC day 4: Clinton makes history by accepting Democratic nomination. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 3:52 am PDT

The French are coming: Hopscotch MD on Sopexa alliance, acquisitions and the 'French DNA'

The proposed "alliance" between French PR firms Hopscotch and Sopexa will enable it to compete with the big "Anglo-Saxon" networks for global accounts, says Hopscotch MD Frederic Bedin, who says he is also eyeing acquisitions across the world. Read entire article
29 Jul 2016 | 12:30 am PDT

Clinton makes history in Philadelphia, drawing a sharp contrast with Trump

"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons," Clinton said in her acceptance speech. Read entire article
28 Jul 2016 | 8:19 pm PDT

Porter Novelli bulks up health and wellness leadership

The Omnicom Group firm has made staff changes to the health practice in the U.S., U.K., Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico. Read entire article
28 Jul 2016 | 8:51 am PDT

Sears Holdings focuses on employee comms after Kmart liquidation reports

The owner of Kmart is focusing on internal comms and its efforts to revitalize the retail chain following reports of a shut down. Read entire article
28 Jul 2016 | 8:00 am PDT

Instagram seeks solution for the internet's troll problem

The platform is reportedly testing moderation features on celebrities' accounts. Read entire article
28 Jul 2016 | 6:42 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 need-to-know stories from the DNC on Thursday morning, 7.28.2016

Night number three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Read entire article
28 Jul 2016 | 3:40 am PDT

Rio 2016: Backlash continues against Olympic rule silencing unapproved sponsors

A plethora of athletes taking part in Rio 2016 have been pointedly thanking sponsors who are not official partners of the Games, due to a controversial by-law prohibiting non-official sponsors from using "Olympic-related terms". Read entire article
28 Jul 2016 | 1:11 am PDT

French PR groups Hopscotch and Sopexa plan alliance to create 'alternative to Anglo-Saxon networks'

French PR groups Hopscotch and Sopexa, and the Paris-based events company Comexposium, are in discussions about forming an alliance to create "the largest French PR network worldwide" - which is being marketed as an alternative to the "Anglo-Saxon networks". Read entire article
28 Jul 2016 | 12:39 am PDT

Obama casts 2016 race as choice between optimism and pessimism

The president also portrayed the election as a decision between democracy and authoritarianism, grouping together fascists, communists, and jihadists with "homegrown demagogues" as those bound to fail. Read entire article
27 Jul 2016 | 8:11 pm PDT

Chipotle and Jimmy John's cook up a romance on Twitter

Summer lovin' is in the air as two quick service restaurants feel the heat in each other's kitchens and create a recipe for love on social media. Read entire article
27 Jul 2016 | 1:25 pm PDT

APCO provides pro bono services to refugee advocacy organization

APCO is partnering with Jesuit Refugee Service on its fall concert tour to raise money for global refugee education programs. Read entire article
27 Jul 2016 | 7:20 am PDT

Phoenix is a hot business climate for comms pros

The PR world in Phoenix comprises mostly small agencies and local client work. Some larger national agencies have offices there as well, including Allison+Partners and Havas PR.
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12 Jul 2016 | 12:30 pm PDT

DC Influencer: Reinout Oussoren, Northern Power Systems

We're a small manufacturer and work primarily with lobbying firms or industry groups doing the lobbying. We provide a strong voice to industry associations such as the American Wind Energy Association and Distributed Wind Energy Association.
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12 Jul 2016 | 11:54 am PDT

In Wellington, New Zealand, success arises through partnering

"The economy is pretty strong, especially the creative, digital, and education sectors"
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12 Jul 2016 | 11:37 am PDT

For PR pros, Greensboro, North Carolina has 'the right amenities,' sans urban hassle

Monty Hagler, RLF Communications' CEO and founder, chose the North Carolina city as his agency base because of the quality of life.
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13 Jun 2016 | 10:44 am PDT

Doha and Qatar: what PR pros need to know about their rapidly growing economies

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, senior director of brand and corporate responsibility, Ooredoo Group
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7 Jun 2016 | 11:22 am PDT

Zurich's internationally minded economy creates opportunity for PR industry

A look at the Swiss city's PR landscape with Wolfgang Weber-Thedy, managing partner, Weber-Thedy, which represents Ogilvy PR.
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6 May 2016 | 6:08 am PDT

Eric Mower + Associates' Sean Casey touts Albany's rich history, progressive thinking

Albany is part of a larger, bustling metro area that overlaps with four counties and three major cities, each with its own identity.
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3 May 2016 | 12:40 pm PDT

No time to siesta for Barcelona's PR professionals

Ben Miller, director of global comms at sports and entertainment firm Actyvos Group, discusses agency life in the seaside city.
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16 Mar 2016 | 12:37 pm PDT

An energized Cleveland preps for 2016 Republican convention, global spotlight

Brian Grace, director of communications at Progressive Insurance, runs down how the lakeside city is gearing up for big events like the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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18 Feb 2016 | 10:04 am PST

Spotlight: Guangzhou

Emily Situ, general manager of RF Thunder in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, discusses PR in the booming South China market building momentum as a tech hub
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27 Jan 2016 | 8:30 am PST

Santa Barbara's PR climate: highly desirable, low on entry-level opportunities

A sophisticated California lifestyle without LA's traffic or huge crowds has many young comms pros psyched to work in the beachside city, says Davies CEO.
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25 Jan 2016 | 9:13 am PST

In Brooklyn, PR agencies battle for talent under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Your guide to the rapidly evolving PR scene in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle."
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19 Jan 2016 | 12:18 pm PST

It can be hard to find - and keep - PR pros in LA, says Lagrant CEO Kim Hunter

The president and CEO of Lagrant Communications says that, sunshine aside, it can be difficult to find elite PR professionals in the City of Angels
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22 Dec 2015 | 11:59 am PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Global spotlight: The new media landscape of New Delhi

Kapil Rampal, founder and CEO of Creative Crest, says hard work in a welcoming environment brings success in the city's comms space
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29 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: Tech-savvy transit hub Newark is perfect fit, says Audible

Matthew Thornton, VP of comms at Audible, discusses how an influx of creative brands and a tech-related approach have revitalized the city
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29 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am PDT

Jamaica offers year-round promotional opportunities, from tourism to PR

Sandra Scott, deputy director of tourism and marketing at the Jamaica Tourist Board, explains the island's ins and outs.
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25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm PDT
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